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Turn on Presence: Microsoft #Lync™ Server Standard CAL + Core CAL Promotion

I just found this on http://www.microsoftincentives.com/product.aspx?id=10110 

I’m not sure for what regions this apply but if you are planning on getting Lync anytime soon it might be good to have 50% of from the CALs. Read more for the full details.


Now through December 31st 2010, Microsoft is offering special discounts of up to 50% on Microsoft Lync™ Server Standard Client Access Licenses (CALs) with the purchase of Core CAL or Professional Desktop. This limited-time offer provides a cost-effective way for new and renewing customers to turn on presence and instant messaging in Exchange Server, SharePoint Server and Office on every desktop.


  • Eligibility: The promotional pricing is available to customers who are acquiring new or renewal Core CAL or Professional Desktop on Open Value, Select, Enterprise Agreement, and Enterprise Agreement Subscription AND attaching Office Communications Server Standard CAL to the Core CAL purchase. 
  • Requirements: Customers must obtain the same number of Office Communications Server Standard CAL as the Core CAL they own.
  • Discounts: Up to 50% off of Microsoft pricelist for Office Communications Server Standard CAL.

Microsoft Lync™ Server is one of Microsoft’s Unified Communications solutions, and along with Exchange Server, provides the platform for presence, instant messaging, along with peer to peer voice and video chat. An IDC study in March 2010 shows a positive 250% ROI and a payback period of less than a year for organizations that have deployed Microsoft’s presence and instant messaging solutions.

Learn More about Microsoft Lync™ Server at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/lync/default.aspx.


Contact your Microsoft Partner today to find out how to take advantage of this time limited offer. Our qualified partners can run you through a product briefing and demo, a UC Business Value Assessment, and provide trial software, evaluation guidance, and support.

To find your local Microsoft Reseller, visit http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/.